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"János is a smart and able boy, but Péter is stupid!"

Translation:János okos és ügyes fiú, de Péter hülye!

November 16, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GregorFiedler

Wouldn't this also be correct? "János egy okos és ügyes fiú, de Péter hülye!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

That is okay. You could also say "de Péter egy hülye" but that wouldn't match the English sentence anymore.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patricia460976

It is now accepted 10 October 2017.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tarmil

Would "Péter pedig hülye" work here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vvsey

Not really. That would relate to an "and" in the English sentence, instead of the "but".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilmolleggi

What about képes for "able": wouldn't that also be correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

It sounds good. At the least it would be a better translation for "able". Ügyes is more along the lines of "dexterous" or "skilful". (What, in British English "skillful" has just a single l? Jeesh.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilmolleggi

Cheers for both the answer and the new info on BE ;)

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